April 27, 2018

Life Lately…

Life Lately time spent at the beach

Life Lately…

Ah the sunshine… how good has it been to feel some warmth on your skin? To go outside in a T-shirt. To finally feel like spring has arrived. Everywhere takes on a completely different vibe in that first flush of warmer temperatures – it’s like the world is waking up, stretching… and breathing a huge sigh of relief.

Something else that’s made me breathe a sigh of relief? The decision I made in the school holidays to not publish any blog content with such limited work time at my disposal – it was the best one I’ve made in a long time. On the couple of days that I managed to score some desk time, it enabled me to get ahead of the game in terms of my posting schedule. I don’t think I’ve felt this in control for a long time – it feels glorious! I just proved to myself once and for all that sometimes, there is a huge benefit in going backwards to go forwards. Let’s see how long I can keep this mindset up…


beach walks with Biscuit

The good weather means more beach walks with this one. She is truly magnificent!


obsessing over summer basket bags

[ W E A R I N G :   Denim Jacket – hush c/o | Shirt – Jigsaw | Utility Trousers – The White Company | Sandals – Kurt Geiger | Large Round Basket + Small Round Basket Bag – Wood Grey | Ark Bamboo Clutch  – Cult Gaia ]

Told you I was obsessed with summer straw bags. These Kurt Geiger sandals that have more than a whiff of the Hermes Oran about them aren’t too bad either…


shooting the video for the kitchen refurb

I roped Mr OS into the final part of the kitchen refurb filming and he was a big hit! Thanks so much for all your support of my YouTube efforts so far – I’m loving giving this video thing a go!


pasta evangalists

Pasta Evangelists kindly sent us a couple of their freshly delivered artisanal pasta recipes to try – they are delish! You can get £8 off your first order if you subscribe to their newsletter here.


beauty routines for a good nights sleep

[ Perfect Night’s Sleep Cleansing Balm + Cloth – Neom Organics c/o | Marvis Toothpaste | Perfect Night’s Sleep Face Oil – Neom Organics c/o | Pillow Mist – Neom Organics | Soap – Meraki | Ananas Pouch – Elizabeth Scartlett | Tranquility Candle – Neom Organics ]

Never to be under estimated – a good night’s sleep. Preparation and time to slow down the mind is key in a nighttime routine. I’ve added the new Cleansing Balm from Neom Organics to my pre-bedtime cleanse – heaven!

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2 comments on “Life Lately…”

  1. Another great post Amanda. Loving the outfit pics and the other photos.
    You have definitely found the right balance. X

    1. Thanks so much Colette! I think constantly tweaking life really helps – nothing ever stays the same for too long so you just have to learn to ebb and flow with it all a little more. Which is sometimes easier said than done! xx

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